Tips found in a learner's permit handbook revolve around basic driving skills and safety. Skills that are covered include proper procedures for starting an automatic or manual transmission vehicle.
Learner's permit handbooks also discuss the correct way to accelerate, as well as providing tips on how to speed up on dry, wet or icy pavement. Other topics of discussion include stopping a car in normal or emergency conditions, proper steering techniques, and proper hand placement on the steering wheel, which is crucial for controlling the vehicle. The tips reinforce what a student driver has learned from the handbook to prepare for her actual driving test.